Editorials

Good Luck, Diane Modica

February 22, 2012
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Last week, Diane Modica was installed as the President of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce. Modica is among the most widely known and supremely capable women in this neighborhood, having served as a Boston City Councilor from East Boston. She was also serving as Vice-President of the Chamber before moving up to head...

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Arinella’s Retirement Marks New Courthouse

February 15, 2012
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David Arinella, chief probation officer for the East Boston District court for the past five years has retired. His retirement signals the end of a long and distinguished career of a man who came to be noted over the years for his intellectual powers as well as his ability to be fair and to...

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Ten Days Away

February 15, 2012
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Can you believe, spring training begins in Florida in ten days. The Red Sox have already sent their equipment to the Sunshine state and their new manager Bobby Valentine is said to be ready to go. Perhaps the Red Sox this coming season can do a bit better than the Patriots and bring home...

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28 Million and Rising

February 9, 2012
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We again ask Massport to pay close attention to the increasing difficulties that come with servicing 28 million passengers coming and going from Logan Airport in a single year. That number will easily reach 30 million in the next three to five years and if the economy grows as expected, that number will be...

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Lowell Richards

February 9, 2012
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The death of Lowell Richards is a loss for East Boston, for his family and for all of us who knew him and respected the good work he did as the head of development for Massport. Mr. Richards was a self-effacing type totally without bluster who disliked the limelight. Over the years of his...

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Kevin White

February 1, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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A Doubleheader

January 26, 2012
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This neighborhood is facing two huge possibilities – the possible licensing of a casino at Suffolk Downs with horse racing continuing as it has for 75 years and the remaking of the East Boston waterfront by developers eager to take advantage of the great views of the city and an ideal location for new...

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Logan at 28 Million

January 26, 2012
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There was more than a bit of incomprehensibility when it was announced earlier this week that Logan Airport had checked in and transported by airplane more than 28 million people in 2011. Think about it. More than 2.2 million people per month landed in East Boston and were transported through East Boston on their...

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Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rd birthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s inhumanity to man....

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Casino Study Comm. Disbanded by Murphy

January 19, 2012
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Two weeks ago the Boston City Council announced the creation of a casino study committee to be headed by Councillor Sal LaMattina. Late last week, City Council President Stephen Murphy announced that the council study committee had been dropped and with it, LaMattina’s leadership role at the head of it. With the end of...

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